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Annette Schmucki: ’54 stops’ for organ and live electronics
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Early last year Lauren Redhead and I set out to commission Swiss composer Annette Schmucki to write us a work for organ and live electronics. Our idea was to undertake a collaborative project in some form or other. Annette wrote … Read More

Tectonics/Glasgow performance with Lauren, Postponed until May, 2021
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In May this year Lauren Redhead and I were due to perform at the Tectonics Festival in Glasgow. Unfortunately this has been postponed, the festival themselves have released an official message for performers and the public. Obviously this was a … Read More

Arts Council Emergency Covid Fund Award
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Violin album In April I was awarded a grant from the Arts Council Covid Emergency Fund, to record, mix and master an album of music for multiple violins. The purpose of this grant was to provide support to artists whose concerts, … Read More

‘Laruelle’s Film’ for Low Frequency Trio
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Low Frequency Trio are a trio from Mexico City who specialise in contemporary music. Every year they make an open call, the ‘LFO Generator’, to any composer wanting to write for them as part of a successful initiative to acquire … Read More

‘counterparts’ for Oboe and Violin
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In June this year I completed a short 5 minute piece for oboe and violin for a workshop at this year’s upcoming Royal Musical Association 2020 conference. This piece combines my interests in long harmonics and double-stop harmonics on the … Read More

Ailís Ní Ríain Hinrichsen success, and continued work on her piece: Sour Morning Crimson
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Last year Lauren Redhead and I were pleased to receive a grant from the Hinrichsen Foundation to commission a work for organ and live electronics from Irish composer/playwright/performer Ailís Ní Ríain. We eventually received a draft of Ailís’ piece Sour … Read More